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 ON THE EDGE Vernisage / Exhibition, the highlight of "Wunderkammer revisited"
picture picture picture picture 4 Jun 2015 @ 04:50, by Heiner Benking

I faintly survived the 5 days of "Wunderkammer revisited" last night. After the Sustainability Actions and the Annual Council gathering last night there was another highlight of our WUNDERKAMMER activity in one of my favorite conference/event venues in Berlin: the "Trichinen Tempel" or officially the: ANIMAL-ANATOMIC THEATER Tieranatomisches Theater, Philippstr. 12/13, Haus 3 (Campus Nord) of the Humboldt University. [link]
Artists in dialogue with Humboldt University Collections


In the Tieranatomisches Theater, the striking new exhibition ON THE EDGE will open tonight, June 3, 2015, 7 p.m., providing a fascinating insight into the Humboldt University scientific collections through the eyes of seven artists from Germany and the UK: Annie Cattrell, Simon Faithfull, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Lucy Powell, Andrea Roe, Nicole Schuck and Wolf von Kries.

You are cordially invited June 4 - September 13
and on June 17 to the Workshop: On the Edge. Artists in Dialogue with Humboldt University Collections.

Organisers: Sara Barnes, Jochen Hennig, Felix Sattler (Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik / Excellence Cluster „Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory“; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

The workshop aims to reflect, contextualise and amplify the exhibition “On the Edge. Artists in Dialogue With the Humboldt University Collections“. The exhibition and the workshop act on the assumption that exhibitions produce knowledge by aesthetic means. The relation of protagonists involved – scientists, artists, gestalter, exhibition curators and collection custodians – has been in a constant state of flux since the late 1970s. The workshop aims to retrace these shifts and to reflect on the exhibition “On the Edge” as an example of this transformation. [link]

Vernisage June 4th: Prof. Dr. Peter A. Frensch, Vice President for Research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Sara Barnes, exhibition curator and Heike C. Mertens, Member of the Board of Directors of Schering Stiftung, will speak on the opening, moderated by Dr. Jochen Hennig, official representative of the presidium of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for its collections.


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